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That whole love triangle was so crazy.  This is my favorite follow up to Layla.  Patti Boyd must have had amazing love parts.    

1 hour ago, munchmemory said:

Great song, but a shame that Extreme became identified by this tune.   Nuno Betancourt is a bad ass guitar player.

 

I almost danced with my daughter to this tune as a father daughter dance  but the words didn’t fit to her liking.  It is in my top 5.  He tunes it down a half tone and isn’t that hard to play. Intermediate or so.  LOVE this tune.   My daughter was 3 or 4 when it climbed the charts. I danced with her to this before she was in kindergarten.  

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1 hour ago, southparkcpa said:

I almost danced with my daughter to this tune as a father daughter dance  but the words didn’t fit to her liking.  It is in my top 5.  He tunes it down a half tone and isn’t that hard to play. Intermediate or so.  LOVE this tune.   My daughter was 3 or 4 when it climbed the charts. I danced with her to this before she was in kindergarten.  

Great memory with your daughter.   

Yeah, this tune does not show the extent of Nuno's talent as a guitarist.  The guy is unbelievable.  Don't take it from me.  Here's Brain  May (hang in for the live cut):

 

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This was already one of my favorite songs by Simon & Garfunkel. Then I stumbled across this cover by Frusciante about a decade ago. One of the rare occasions where the cover is better than the original. 

Specific to this thread, I don't know whether or not it's the greatest. Honestly don't care. It is my favorite rock love song ever. 

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Song begins at :50 after piano interlude.

Everyday I try to change my ways
Still I find I'm calling your name
Try to stop myself right from the very start
But to be in love has torn me apart

I've made it clear I want you near
That constant fear that you might leave me standing here
Can't help myself for this torturing inside
Possessed by love, is the pain I cannot hide

Chorus:
Feelings, reach out and hold me
Hold me close by your side

So you see you've become a part of me
A part that helps me to live and breathe
Now you've gone I need you more and more each day
A selfish need that won't go away

You took my life and the love I've stored
You took it all and left me nothing but wanting more
Can't help myself from this torturing inside
Possessed by love is the pain I cannot hide

Chorus:
Feelings, reach out and hold me
Hold me close by your side
Feelings, reach out and hold me
Hold me close by your side
Feelings, feelings, feelings, feelings, feelings
Feelings, feelings, feelings, feelings
Feelings, reach out and hold me

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15 hours ago, T0mShane said:

 

Was going to post this last night and got distracted!  This was my song at 12 years old because I knew the feeling!!!

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Relatively unknown ballad from one of my favorite bands, UFO.  A bit long.  But make sure you at least listen to Schenker's beautiful solo at 6:46.  He's another wonderful guitarist.

Oh it's been too many times and I can't go back
Night bars, guitars, run down motels like shacks
What it mounts up to I don't want it at all
Lost you and I want you today
Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
To be something, to be with you
Don't say that you'll never know
Love to love to love you
Half the time it could seem funny
The other half is just too sad
This west bound moon's they rise and fall
Lost you and I want you today
Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
Misty green and blue
Love to love to love you
To be something, to be near you
I don't know where I'm goin' to
I've tried and I need you to stay
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Probably posted already but I assume rock love song is a ballad?  Probably not a song like more human than human ?  80s new wave has some of the best ballads but it’s not rock so.....


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Larz' post got me thinking of this one.   Beautiful song.

 
If I were to die this mornin'
Would you tell me things that you wouldn't have?
Would you be my navigator?
Would you take me to a place we could hide?
As I'm fallin' out
I wonder what I lost
Must be movin' on
Know I'll be waitin' here alone
I wanna ask you to forgive me
I haven't been the best with all that I had
Wish I'd only laid beside you
I think I spread myself a little too thin
As I'm fallin' out
I wonder what I lost
Must be movin' on
Know I'll be waitin' here alone
You're the everything
That led me to believe
Hold on, hold on
You're the wonder in everything
That's wonderful
And as I'm fadin' out
I don't feel anything at all
Think I'm movin' on
Know you'll be safe but not alone
You're the everything
That led me to believe
Hold on, hold on
You're the wonder in everything
That's wonderful, that's wonderful
Know you'll be safe but not alone

 

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3 hours ago, Larz said:

Probably posted already but I assume rock love song is a ballad?  Probably not a song like more human than human ?  80s new wave has some of the best ballads but it’s not rock so.....


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERLONG is a great love song... the lyric. Breathe out, so I may breathe you in ..  THAT is classic. 

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My baby's far away, yeah, it's time
It's time and tide that makes you put the squeeze on me
A thorn, a rose, alas, there's someone mockin' me behind my back
Ooh is it the love girl ? Or the lack of it ?

Some, someone, someone that's warm
Again you don't want or need him
Something that you need and it's not wrong you need him
Not so long ago, yeah you're going out of your head, out of your head
They told me you got lonely, your babe went cold on you

Yeah, yes it's hard, so hard to feel the same again, yeah
Hard, I still remember, yeah yeah
You said it was different girl, you're still the same
It was just the same, the same, the same

Something just hit me, yeah
I never knew, oh I never knew you said
It's kinda cold truth inside of me
Now I'm just existing dead
Now I'm dead, I need to be assisted by you
I need to be assisted by a woman
Don't be hard instead, try to be warm to me, baby, try to be warm
It's hard, so hard to feel the same again
Oh I still remember, I remember well
I remember, I remember yeah
It was you gave me the feeling
Now I love you more, yeah
And there ain't nothing, there ain't nothing to make me ashamed
Because love is the law and the will
I love you still

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Another great tune.  This version from a concert film everyone should watch.  It shows a band at the top of their game.  Enough said about Paul.  But Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch are phenomenal players throughout the set.

 

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